This machine is made up of a base consisting of a tubular AISI 304 stainless steel frame and steel plates. Once assembled, the upper plate is processed and painted and the base is completely covered with panels made of AISI 304 stainless steel.
The adjustable feet, for the regulation in height and the leveling of the machine are located in the lower part of the base.
The four sides of the base are closed by mechanically locked safety panels made of AISI 304 stainless steel. However, they can be easily removed by authorized personnel for any internal maintenance needed on the drive and the transmission units, the clutch star unit with devices for automatic stopping in case of anomalies and the carousel for the rotation of the upper part of the bottle-lifting cylinders.
The base also hosts the motorized units internally for the height adjustment of the filling machine and any turrets required for the machine operation (such as rinsing unit, deaerator, distributor, capping unit, inspection unit, wire-hooding, etc…). The adjustments of the machine can be performed either manually or electronically depending on the type of machinery.
The transmission is obtained through gear wheels made of steel or thermoplastic resin (polyamide) and mounted so that there is no contact between the steel ones, in order to reduce the noise level as much as possible.
Micro-switches are installed on the central carousel of the rinsing machine, the screw and on the stars. Their function is to stop the machine instantaneously should the bottles be positioned horizontally, incorrectly or in a format other than that for which the machine is equipped.
An electrical control panel with PLC, inverter, display and low voltage controls, built according to VDE standards, forms part of the safety device . The electrical panel hosts the inverter activated by a potentiometer allowing the variation of the machine speed.
The alphanumeric display (Touch Screen graphic terminal upon request) shows all the bottling information and the possible alarms of the machine, (open guards, insufficient bottle inflow, excessive bottle outflow…).
The PLC allows programming all the necessary functions for proper operation processes of the machine. The electrical system and the control panel are fully CE compliant.
The GOLD series filling unit is composed of an annular tank for fillers with 32-plus and a full tank for fillers between 6 and 28 valves,(annular tanks are provided for 12 to 28 valves upon request).
Automatic feeding devices for the product are also installed (analog signals provided as well, upon request) along with the regulators needed to optimize the production flow. The filling valves are mounted on the lower part of the tank along with the mechanism for positioning and centering the containers.
The machine was specifically designed and built for easy operation and cleaning, rapid replacement of accessories, and simple maintenance.
All parts in contact with the product being bottled are made of AISI 304 stainless steel (AISI 316 upon request) and can be washed with hot water and chemical products or via steam sterilization.
The Rotating Table is completely clad in AISI 304 stainless steel and is mounted on two centering bearings and ball thrust bearings or on a thrust block and centering bearing for small-to-medium size machines and on a thrust block and support for large machines, forms the support for the bottle-lifting cylinders and the ring (air chamber) that supplies compressed air to the cylinders.
The bottles are placed (via screws, stars, conveyors, and conveyor belts) on the lifting cylinders activated by a compressed air pneumatic-mechanical system that filters and lubricate them. This system enables the bottles to be lifted up softly to the filling valves so as to ensure that they are correctly centered without being damaged.
A cam that assures a perfect outflow of the filled bottle from the filling machine is used for the cylinder downward motion. This mechanical movement recuperates the air in the descending cylinders and sends it to the cylinders during the lifting phase, thus minimizing the air consumption.
The tank is connected to the lower carousel via the lifting device (it comes standard and is electrically activated for machines with 20 valves and more optional for filling machines with 6 to 16 valves), which allows height adjustment depending on the size of the bottles to be filled.
GOLD series Valves
The GOLD series machinery is designed for the bottling of carbonated products which are quite often unstable during the filling phase.
This category includes: carbonated water, soft drinks, slightly sparkling wines, sparkling wines and beer. However, the Gold series allows bottling also flat products (i.e. products that do not contain carbon dioxide).
The complexities of filling carbonated products led us to develop and manufacture a variety of filling valves in order to fill the product in the best way without altering its quality.
The GOLD series product tank/basin consists of an annular tank for filling machines with 32 valves and more and a full tank for filling machines with 6 to 28 valves (an annular tank is available upon request for 12 to 28-valve filling machines).
It is made completely of AISI 304 stainless steel (AISI 316 upon request). The interior surface of the container is completely mirror polished to enable easy and safe sterilization. The lid is hermetically sealed to prevent oxygen from getting in and it can work up to 6/7 Bar pressure. This tank has been tested according to law regulations for pressures up to 8/10 Bar (PED, TUV, etc.).
The air recovery pneumatic cylinder is used for lifting the bottles and placing them up to the filling valves.
The lifting system is operated through a mechanical-pneumatic system and the recovery of the compressed air, previously filtered and lubricated. A cam is used for the cylinder descent. Its mechanical movement serves to recuperate air from the descending cylinders and send it to the cylinders in the lifting phase; in this way the air consumption is minimized.